Professor Victoria Allgar
Profiles

Professor Victoria Allgar

Professor of Medical Statistics and Director of PenCTU

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

I am a medical statistician and my work focuses on bringing together the knowledge of a range of experts from different specialisations to help identify and answer key research questions through the design and conduct new studies. I have significant experience of leading contributions to the planning and design, conduct, statistical analysis and reporting of clinical trials, and other well designed studies.


Qualifications

• BSc(hons) in Statistics 2(i), University of Newcastle upon Tyne
• PhD, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Memberships
• Royal Statistical Society – Fellow / Chartered Statistician (1999-date)
• Science Council (2012) – Chartered Scientist (2012-2020)
• Senior Fellowship of HEA (SFHEA) (2020)

Employment:
• Professor of Medical Statistics and Director of PenCTU, University of Plymouth (2021-date)
• Professor of Medical Statistics/Reader in Medical Statistics/Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Hull York Medical School/Department of Health Sciences, University of York (2006-2020)
• Director of Yorkshire Primary Care Research Network (YReN) , Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds (2005 – 2006)
• Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds (2001-2006).
• Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds (2000-2001).
• Medical Statistician, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds (1997-2000).
• Research Associate, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Newcastle (1995-1997).
• Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Education and Social Work, Northumbria University (1995-1996).

Professional membership

Chartered Statistician (Royal Statistical Society)

HEA Senior Fellow (SFHEA).

Roles on external bodies

Current roles:

Associate Editor for Trials (April 2019-date)

Statistical Editor of Health & Social Care in the Community (2016-date)

Grant Review Panel for the Multiple Sclerosis Society (2015-date)

Health Services Research Initiative Panel for Arthritis UK (2016-2021) 

Cochrane Member (2019-date)

Numerous Trial Steering Committees (TSCs) and Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs)

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Allgar V, Wright B, Taylor A, Couter AL & Phillips H (2021) 'Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders in Deaf Children Using Two Standardised Assessment Instruments: The ADIR-Deaf Adaptation and the ADOS-2 Deaf Adaptation' Journal of Clinical Medicine 10, (19) 4374-4374 , DOI
Menakaya CU, Shah M, Ingoe H, Malhotra R, Mannan A, Boddice T, Allgar V, Gopal S, Mohsen A & Muthukumar N (2021) 'Modern cemented Furlong hemiarthroplasty: Are dislocations rates better?' Journal of Perioperative Practice 175045892110206-175045892110206 , DOI
Wright B, Phillips H, Allgar V, Sweetman J, Hodkinson R, Hayward E, Ralph-Lewis A, Teige C, Bland M & Le Couteur A (2021) 'Adapting and validating the Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised for use with deaf children and young people' Autism 136236132110291-136236132110291 , DOI
Parkash V, Ashwin H, Sadlova J, Vojtkova B, Jones G, Martin N, Greensted E, Allgar V, Kamhawi S & Valenzuela JG (2021) 'A clinical study to optimise a sand fly biting protocol for use in a controlled human infection model of cutaneous leishmaniasis (the FLYBITE study)' Wellcome Open Research 6, 168-168 , DOI
Hazara AM, Allgar V, Twiddy M & Bhandari S (2021) 'A mixed-method feasibility study of a novel transitional regime of incremental haemodialysis: study design and protocol' Clinical and Experimental Nephrology 25, (10) 1131-1141 , DOI Open access
Peckham E, Allgar V, Crosland S, Heron P, Johnston G, Newbronner E, Ratschen E, Spanakis P, Wadman R & Walker L (2021) 'Investigating smoking and nicotine dependence among people with severe mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic: analysis of linked data from a UK Closing the Gap cohort' BJPsych Open 7, (3) , DOI
Bhandari S, Allgar V, Lamplugh A, Macdougall I & Kalra PA (2021) 'A multicentre prospective double blinded randomised controlled trial of intravenous iron (ferric Derisomaltose (FDI)) in Iron deficient but not anaemic patients with chronic kidney disease on functional status' BMC Nephrology 22, (1) , DOI Open access
Phillips H, Wright B, Allgar V, McConachie H, Sweetman J, Hargate R, Hodkinson R, Bland M, George H & Hughes A (2021) 'Adapting and validating the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Version 2 for use with deaf children and young people' Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , DOI
Jassam N, Barth JH, Allgar V, Glover S, Stevenson F, Lauber N, Houghton V, Hanif Z, Child J & Clark B (2021) 'Evaluation of the MP Rapid 2019-NCOV IgM/IgG combo POCT test vs. an established platform-based method' Annals of Clinical Biochemistry: International Journal of Laboratory Medicine 000456322199555-000456322199555 , DOI
Ferguson D, Harwood P, Allgar V, Roy A, Foster P, Taylor M, Moulder E & Sharma H (2021) 'The PINS Trial: a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing a traditional versus an emollient skincare regimen for the care of pin-sites in patients with circular frames' The Bone & Joint Journal 103-B, (2) 279-285 , DOI
Clark J, Amoakwa E, Wright-Hughes A, Blenkinsopp J, Currow DC, Meads D, Farrin A, Allgar V, Macleod U & Johnson M (2021) 'A cluster randomised trial of a Needs Assessment Tool for adult Cancer patients and their carers (NAT-C) in primary care: A feasibility study' PLoS One 16, (1) e0245647-e0245647 , DOI Open access
Wright N, Allgar V, Hankins F & Hearty P (2021) 'Long-term Condition Management for Prisoners: exploring prevalence and compliance with national monitoring processes' Qeios , DOI
Husain SA, Husain SA, Khan OU, D’Cruz L & Allgar V (2021) 'Review of hygiene adaptations among UK doctors in controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection' Clinical Medicine 21, (1) e20-e25 , DOI
Wright B, Phillips H, Le Couteur A, Sweetman J, Hodkinson R, Ralph-Lewis A, Hayward E, Brennan A, Mulloy J & Day N (2020) 'Modifying and validating the social responsiveness scale edition 2 for use with deaf children and young people' PLOS ONE 15, (12) e0243162-e0243162 , DOI Open access
Beresford B, Mukherjee S, Mayhew E, Heavey E, Park A-L, Stuttard L, Allgar V & Knapp M (2020) 'Evaluating specialist autism teams’ provision of care and support for autistic adults without learning disabilities: the SHAPE mixed-methods study' Health Services and Delivery Research 8, (48) 1-200 , DOI
Van Der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Varley D, Allgar VL & de Beurs E (2020) 'Workplace Stress, Presenteeism, Absenteeism, and Resilience Amongst University Staff and Students in the COVID-19 Lockdown' Frontiers in Psychiatry 11, , DOI
Baldwin H, Biehal N, Allgar V, Cusworth L & Pickett K (2020) 'Antenatal risk factors for child maltreatment: Linkage of data from a birth cohort study to child welfare records' Child Abuse & Neglect 107, 104605-104605 , DOI
Wright B, Teige C, Watson J, Hodkinson R, Marshall D, Varley D, Allgar V, Mandefield L, Parrott S & Kingsley E (2020) 'Autism Spectrum Social Stories In Schools Trial 2 (ASSSIST2): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial analysing clinical and cost-effectiveness of Social Stories™ in primary schools' BMC Psychology 8, (1) , DOI Open access
Jassam N, Hayden K, Dearman R, Allgar V & Barth JH (2020) 'Prospective study comparing the outcome of a population-specific adjusted calcium equation to ionized calcium' Annals of Clinical Biochemistry: International Journal of Laboratory Medicine 57, (4) 316-324 , DOI
Wright B, Garside M, Allgar V, Hodkinson R & Thorpe H (2020) 'A large population-based study of the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the North of England' Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 25, (4) 877-890 , DOI Open access
White C, Noble S, Swan F, Watson M, Allgar V, Napier E, Nelson A & Johnson MJ (2020) '‘Hospice inpatient deep vein thrombosis detection (HIDDen) in advanced non-malignant diseases’: a longitudinal pilot study' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care , DOI
Kemppinen A, Howell C, Allgar V, Dodd M, Gregson J, Knowles C, McLaughlin J, Pandya P, Whorwell P & Markaryan E (2020) 'Randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled multi-centre study to assess the efficacy, tolerability and safety of Enterosgel® in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) in adults' Trials 21, (1) , DOI Open access
Smith N, Abernethy C, Allgar V, Foster L, Martinson V & Stones E (2020) 'An open‐label, randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of the Orve + wrap ® versus Forced Air Warming in restoring normothermia in the postanaesthetic care unit' Journal of Clinical Nursing 29, (7-8) 1085-1093 , DOI
Boland EG, Bennett MI, Allgar V & Boland JW (2020) 'Cannabinoids for adult cancer-related pain: systematic review and meta-analysis' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 10, (1) 14-24 , DOI
Marincowitz C, Lecky FE, Allgar V, Hutchinson P, Elbeltagi H, Johnson F, Quinn E, Tarantino S, Townend W & Kolias AG (2020) 'Development of a Clinical Decision Rule for the Early Safe Discharge of Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Findings on Computed Tomography Brain Scan: A Retrospective Cohort Study' Journal of Neurotrauma 37, (2) 324-333 , DOI Open access
Gadoud A, Kane E, Oliver SE, Johnson MJ, Macleod U & Allgar V (2020) 'Palliative care for non-cancer conditions in primary care: a time trend analysis in the UK (2009–2014)' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care , DOI
Bhandari S, Allgar V, Lamplugh A, Macdougall IC & Kalra PA (2020) 'Protocol and Baseline Data of a Multicentre Prospective Double-Blinded Randomized Study of Intravenous Iron on Functional Status in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease' American Journal of Nephrology 51, (6) 493-500 , DOI
Boland JW, Allgar V, Boland EG, Bennett MI, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ & Johnson M (2019) 'The relationship between pain, analgesics and survival in patients with advanced cancer; a secondary data analysis of the international European palliative care Cancer symptom study' European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 76, (3) 393-402 , DOI
Wright B, Tindall L, Hargate R, Allgar V, Trépel D & Ali S (2019) 'Computerised cognitive–behavioural therapy for depression in adolescents: 12-month outcomes of a UK randomised controlled trial pilot study' BJPsych Open 6, (1) , DOI
Sheridan R, Oliver SE, Hall G, Allgar V, Melling P, Bolton E, Atkin K, Denton D, Forbes S & Green T (2019) 'Patient non-attendance at urgent referral appointments for suspected cancer and its links to cancer diagnosis and one year mortality: A cohort study of patients referred on the Two Week Wait pathway' Cancer Epidemiology 63, 101588-101588 , DOI
Jefferson L, Atkin K, Sheridan R, Oliver S, Macleod U, Hall G, Forbes S, Green T, Allgar V & Knapp P (2019) 'Non-attendance at urgent referral appointments for suspected cancer: a qualitative study to gain understanding from patients and GPs' British Journal of General Practice bjgp1919X706625-bjgp1919X706625 , DOI
Leese HJ, Sathyapalan T, Allgar V, Brison DR & Sturmey R (2019) 'Going to extremes: the Goldilocks/Lagom principle and data distribution' BMJ Open 9, (11) e027767-e027767 , DOI Open access
Hodiamont F, Allgar V, Currow DC & Johnson MJ (2019) 'Mental wellbeing in bereaved carers: A Health Survey for England population study' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care , DOI
Johnson MJ, Cockayne S, Currow DC, Bell K, Hicks K, Fairhurst C, Gabe R, Torgerson D, Jefferson L & Oxberry S (2019) 'Oral modified release morphine for breathlessness in chronic heart failure: a randomized placebo‐controlled trial' ESC Heart Failure 6, (6) 1149-1160 , DOI Open access
Swan F, English A, Allgar V, Hart SP & Johnson MJ (2019) 'Authors' Response' Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 58, (2) e2-e3 , DOI
Gilbert C, Allgar V & Doran T (2019) 'Workload impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework for patients with diabetes: an interrupted time series in general practice' British Journal of General Practice 69, (685) e570-e577 , DOI
Barbetta C, Allgar V, Maddocks M, Ribeiro C, Wilcock A, Currow DC, Phillips J & Johnson MJ (2019) 'Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Scale and physical activity in COPD and lung cancer: an exploratory pooled data analysis' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care , DOI
Kirby N, Wright B & Allgar V (2019) 'Child mental health and resilience in the context of socioeconomic disadvantage: results from the Born in Bradford cohort study' European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 29, (4) 467-477 , DOI Open access
Swan F, English A, Allgar V, Hart SP & Johnson MJ (2019) 'The Hand-Held Fan and the Calming Hand for People With Chronic Breathlessness: A Feasibility Trial' Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 57, (6) 1051-1061.e1 , DOI
Marincowitz C, Lecky F, Allgar V & Sheldon T (2019) 'Evaluation of the impact of the NICE head injury guidelines on inpatient mortality from traumatic brain injury: an interrupted time series analysis' BMJ Open 9, (6) e028912-e028912 , DOI Open access
Wright NMJ, Hearty P & Allgar V (2019) 'Prison primary care and non-communicable diseases: a data-linkage survey of prevalence and associated risk factors' BJGP Open 3, (2) bjgpopen19X101643-bjgpopen19X101643 , DOI
Barnes-Harris M, Allgar V, Booth S, Currow D, Hart S, Phillips J, Swan F & Johnson MJ (2019) 'Battery operated fan and chronic breathlessness: does it help?' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care , DOI
Allgar VL, Oliver SE, Chen H, Oviasu O, Johnson MJ & Macleod U (2019) 'Time intervals from first symptom to diagnosis for head and neck cancers: An analysis of linked patient reports and medical records from the UK' Cancer Epidemiology 59, 37-45 , DOI
Howell CA, Markaryan E, Allgar V, Kemppinen A, Khovanov A, Pandya P & Arasaradnam R (2019) 'Enterosgel for the treatment of adults with acute diarrhoea in a primary care setting: a randomised controlled trial' BMJ Open Gastroenterology 6, (1) e000287-e000287 , DOI
Swan F, Newey A, Bland M, Allgar V, Booth S, Bausewein C, Yorke J & Johnson M (2019) 'Airflow relieves chronic breathlessness in people with advanced disease: An exploratory systematic review and meta-analyses' Palliative Medicine 33, (6) 618-633 , DOI
Thornton L, Ormsby N, Allgar V & Thomas G (2019) 'Can C-Reactive Protein Be Used to Predict Acute Septic Arthritis in the Adult Population?' Southern Medical Journal 112, (2) 108-111 , DOI
Baldwin H, Biehal N, Cusworth L, Wade J, Allgar V & Vostanis P (2019) 'Disentangling the effect of out-of-home care on child mental health' Child Abuse & Neglect 88, 189-200 , DOI
White C, Noble SIR, Watson M, Swan F, Allgar VL, Napier E, Nelson A, McAuley J, Doherty J & Lee B (2019) 'Prevalence, symptom burden, and natural history of deep vein thrombosis in people with advanced cancer in specialist palliative care units (HIDDen): a prospective longitudinal observational study' The Lancet Haematology 6, (2) e79-e88 , DOI
Cunningham TK, Allgar V, Dargham SR, Kilpatrick E, Sathyapalan T, Maguiness S, Mokhtar Rudin HR, Abdul Ghani NM, Latiff A & Atkin SL (2019) 'Association of Vitamin D Metabolites With Embryo Development and Fertilization in Women With and Without PCOS Undergoing Subfertility Treatment' Frontiers in Endocrinology 10, , DOI
Marincowitz C, Lecky FE, Morris E, Allgar V & Sheldon TA (2018) 'Impact of the SIGN head injury guidelines and NHS 4-hour emergency target on hospital admissions for head injury in Scotland: an interrupted times series' BMJ Open 8, (12) e022279-e022279 , DOI Open access
Nunn TR, Etsub M, Tilahun T, Gardner ROE, Allgar V, Wainwright AM & Lavy CBD (2018) 'Development and validation of a delayed presenting clubfoot score to predict the response to Ponseti casting for children aged 2–10' Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction 13, (3) 171-177 , DOI
Boland JW, Allgar V, Boland EG, Kaasa S, Hjermstad MJ & Johnson MJ (2018) 'Predictors and trajectory of performance status in patients with advanced cancer: A secondary data analysis of the international European Palliative Care Cancer Symptom study' Palliative Medicine 33, (2) 206-212 , DOI Open access
Allgar VL, Chen H, Richfield E, Currow D, Macleod U & Johnson MJ (2018) 'Psychometric Properties of the Needs Assessment Tool—Progressive Disease Cancer in U.K. Primary Care' Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 56, (4) 602-612 , DOI
Jones D, Friend C, Dreher A, Allgar V & Macleod U (2018) 'The diagnostic test accuracy of rectal examination for prostate cancer diagnosis in symptomatic patients: a systematic review' BMC Family Practice 19, (1) , DOI Open access
Biehal N, Baldwin H, Cusworth L, Wade J & Allgar V (2018) 'In-home support or out of home care? Thresholds for intervention with abused and neglected children' Children and Youth Services Review 89, 263-271 , DOI
Hussain J, Allgar V & Oliver D (2018) 'Palliative care triggers in progressive neurodegenerative conditions: An evaluation using a multi-centre retrospective case record review and principal component analysis' Palliative Medicine 32, (4) 716-725 , DOI
Uberoi R, Tapping CR, Chalmers N & Allgar V (2017) 'Correction to: British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Registry' CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology 41, (4) 671-671 , DOI
Boland JW, Allgar V, Boland EG, Oviasu O, Agar M, Currow DC & Johnson MJ (2017) 'Effect of Opioids and Benzodiazepines on Clinical Outcomes in Patients Receiving Palliative Care: An Exploratory Analysis' Journal of Palliative Medicine 20, (11) 1274-1279 , DOI
Wright B, Hackney L, Hughes E, Barry M, Glaser D, Prior V, Allgar V, Marshall D, Barrow J & Kirby N (2017) 'Decreasing rates of disorganised attachment in infants and young children, who are at risk of developing, or who already have disorganised attachment. A systematic review and meta-analysis of early parenting interventions' PLOS ONE 12, (7) e0180858-e0180858 , DOI Open access
Johnson MJ, Allgar V, Chen H, Dunn L, Macleod U & Currow DC (2017) 'The complex relationship between household income of family caregivers, access to palliative care services and place of death: A national household population survey' Palliative Medicine 32, (2) 357-365 , DOI
Mistry SG, Jose J & Allgar V (2017) 'Did the ‘croaky voice’ public health campaign have any impact on the stage of laryngeal cancer at presentation in 84 cases from the Humber and Yorkshire Coast Cancer Network?' The Journal of Laryngology & Otology 131, (8) 736-739 , DOI
Iftikhar A, Asim KM & Victoria A (2017) 'Influence of Anaesthesia on Mobilisation following Hip Fracture Surgery: An Observational Study' Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation 22, (1) 41-47 , DOI
Hinde S, Allgar V, Richardson G, Spiers G, Parker G & Birks Y (2017) 'An evaluation of the costs and consequences of Children Community Nursing teams' Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 23, (4) 767-772 , DOI
Wright B, Tindall L, Littlewood E, Allgar V, Abeles P, Trépel D & Ali S (2017) 'Computerised cognitive–behavioural therapy for depression in adolescents: feasibility results and 4-month outcomes of a UK randomised controlled trial' BMJ Open 7, (1) e012834-e012834 , DOI Open access
Sylvester D, Srivastava R, Lamplugh A, Allgar V, Snowden C, Bhandari S & England J (2016) 'Effect on mortality of elective parathyroid surgery in one hundred and three patients with chronic kidney disease: our experience' Clinical Otolaryngology 42, (5) 1025-1029 , DOI
Brown OI, Allgar V & Wong KY-K (2016) 'Coffee reduces the risk of death after acute myocardial infarction' Coronary Artery Disease 27, (7) 566-572 , DOI
Jakes AD, Jani P, Allgar V, Lamplugh A, Zeidan A & Bhandari S (2016) 'Arterio-Venous Fistula: Is it Critical for Prolonged Survival in the over 80's Starting Haemodialysis?' PLOS ONE 11, (9) e0163487-e0163487 , DOI
Leese HJ, Guerif F, Allgar V, Brison DR, Lundin K & Sturmey RG (2016) 'Biological optimization, the Goldilocks principle, and how much islagomin the preimplantation embryo' Molecular Reproduction and Development 83, (9) 748-754 , DOI
Marshall D, Wright B, Allgar V, Adamson J, Williams C, Ainsworth H, Cook L, Varley D, Hackney L & Dempster P (2016) 'Social Stories in mainstream schools for children with autism spectrum disorder: a feasibility randomised controlled trial' BMJ Open 6, (8) e011748-e011748 , DOI Open access
Thornton L, Reader H, Stojkovic S, Allgar V & Woodcock N (2016) 'Has the ‘Fast-Track’ referral system affected the route of presentation and/or clinical outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer?' World Journal of Surgical Oncology 14, (1) , DOI Open access
Ahmed I, Khan MA, Allgar V & Mohsen A (2016) 'The effectiveness and safety of two prophylactic antibiotic regimes in hip-fracture surgery' European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 26, (5) 483-492 , DOI
Marincowitz C, Allgar V & Townend W (2016) 'CT head imaging in patients with head injury who present after 24 h of injury: a retrospective cohort study' Emergency Medicine Journal 33, (8) 538-542 , DOI
Rushd SU, Allgar V & Lindow S (2016) 'Patterns of recruitment to the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology' European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 198, 175-176 , DOI
Johnson MJ, Allgar V, Macleod U, Jones A, Oliver S & Currow D (2016) 'Family Caregivers Who Would Be Unwilling to Provide Care at the End of Life Again: Findings from the Health Survey for England Population Survey' PLOS ONE 11, (1) e0146960-e0146960 , DOI
Wright B, Marshall D, Adamson J, Ainsworth H, Ali S, Allgar V, Collingridge Moore D, Cook E, Dempster P & Hackney L (2016) 'Social Stories™ to alleviate challenging behaviour and social difficulties exhibited by children with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream schools: design of a manualised training toolkit and feasibility study for a cluster randomised controlled trial with nested qualitative and cost-effectiveness components' Health Technology Assessment 20, (6) 1-258 , DOI
Wright NMJ, Allgar V & Tompkins CNE (2015) 'Associations between injecting illicit drugs into the femoral vein and deep vein thrombosis: A case control study' Drug and Alcohol Review 35, (5) 605-610 , DOI
Ladwiniec A, Allgar V, Thackray S, Alamgir F & Hoye A (2015) 'Medical therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention and prognosis in patients with chronic total occlusions' Heart 101, (23) 1907-1914 , DOI
Chen H, Nicolson DJ, Macleod U, Allgar V, Dalgliesh C & Johnson M (2015) 'Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review' Palliative Medicine 30, (5) 434-445 , DOI
Clark AL, Johnson M, Fairhurst C, Torgerson D, Cockayne S, Rodgers S, Griffin S, Allgar V, Jones L & Nabb S (2015) 'Does home oxygen therapy (HOT) in addition to standard care reduce disease severity and improve symptoms in people with chronic heart failure? A randomised trial of home oxygen therapy for patients with chronic heart failure' Health Technology Assessment 19, (75) 1-120 , DOI
Wright B, Barry M, Hughes E, Trépel D, Ali S, Allgar V, Cottrill L, Duffy S, Fell J & Glanville J (2015) 'Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of parenting interventions for children with severe attachment problems: a systematic review and meta-analysis' Health Technology Assessment 19, (52) 1-348 , DOI
Slack SD, Turley P, Allgar V & Holbrook IB (2015) 'Cerebrospinal fluid lactate: measurement of an adult reference interval' Annals of Clinical Biochemistry: International Journal of Laboratory Medicine 53, (1) 164-167 , DOI
Vollans S, Chaturvedi A, Sivasankaran K, Madhu T, Hadland Y, Allgar V & Sharma HK (2015) 'Symptomatic venous thromboembolism following circular frame treatment for tibial fractures' Injury 46, (6) 1108-1111 , DOI
Jackson PC, Wallis K, Allgar V, Lind MJ & Stanley PRW (2015) 'Merkel cell carcinoma in East Yorkshire: A case series and literature review of current management' Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 68, (5) 667-672 , DOI
Wong K, Sze S, Wong S, McSwiggan S, Allgar V, MacWalter R & Struthers AD (2015) 'Myocardial fibrosis in stroke survivors' International Journal of Cardiology 187, 138-140 , DOI
Roberts S, Wright B, Moore K, Smith J, Allgar V, Tennant A, Doherty C, Hughes E, Moore DC & Ogden R (2015) 'Translation into British Sign Language and validation of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire'
Bhatia RT, Browne OT, Naudeer S, Allgar V & Bhandari S (2015) 'Examining Determinants of Patient Outcome in a Low Clearance Clinic' Nephron 129, (4) 263-268 , DOI
Airody A, Venugopal D, Allgar V & Gale RP (2014) 'Clinical characteristics and outcomes after 5 yearspro re natatreatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration with ranibizumab' Acta Ophthalmologica 93, (6) e511-e512 , DOI
Suppiah A, Malde D, Arab T, Hamed M, Allgar V, Morris-Stiff G & Smith A (2014) 'The Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS): an instant physiological prognostic indicator of poor outcome in acute pancreatitis' JOP 15, (6) 569-576 Author Site , DOI
Banks J, Adams ST, Laughlan K, Allgar V, Miller GV, Jayagopal V, Gale R, Sedman P & Leveson SH (2014) 'Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Could Slow Progression of Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetes: A Pilot Study' Obesity Surgery 25, (5) 777-781 , DOI
Wright B, Tindall L, Littlewood E, Adamson J, Allgar V, Bennett S, Gilbody S, Verduyn C, Alderson-Day B & Dyson L (2014) 'Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in adolescents: study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial' BMJ Open 4, (10) e006488-e006488 , DOI
Wright B, McKendree J, Morgan L, Allgar VL & Brown A (2014) 'Examiner and simulated patient ratings of empathy in medical student final year clinical examination: are they useful?' BMC Medical Education 14, (1) , DOI
Echrish HH, Xiao Y, Madden LA, Allgar V, Cooke J, Wedgwood K, Dasgupta D, Greenman J & Maraveyas A (2014) 'Effect of resection of localized pancreaticobiliary adenocarcinoma on angiogenic markers and tissue factor related pro-thrombotic and pro-angiogenic activity' Thrombosis Research 134, (2) 479-487 , DOI
Murray CD, Wood D, Allgar V, Walters G & Gale RP (2014) 'Short-term intraocular pressure trends following intravitreal ranibizumab injections for neovascular age-related macular degeneration—the role of oral acetazolamide in protecting glaucoma patients' Eye 28, (10) 1218-1222 , DOI
Gringras P, Green D, Wright B, Rush C, Sparrowhawk M, Pratt K, Allgar V, Hooke N, Moore D & Zaiwalla Z (2014) 'Weighted Blankets and Sleep in Autistic Children--A Randomized Controlled Trial' PEDIATRICS 134, (2) 298-306 , DOI
Wright B, Marshall D, Collingridge Moore D, Ainsworth H, Hackney L, Adamson J, Ali S, Allgar V, Cook L & Dyson L (2014) 'Autism Spectrum Social Stories In Schools Trial (ASSSIST): study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial analysing clinical and cost-effectiveness of Social Stories in mainstream schools' BMJ Open 4, (7) e005952-e005952 , DOI
Pai SK, Allgar V & Giannoudis PV (2014) 'Are intra-articular injections of Hylan G-F 20 efficacious in painful osteoarthritis of the knee? A systematic review & meta-analysis' International Journal of Clinical Practice 68, (8) 1041-1047 , DOI
Wright NMJ, French C & Allgar V (2014) 'The safe implementation of a prison-based methadone maintenance programme: 7 year time-series analysis of primary care prescribing data' BMC Family Practice 15, (1) , DOI
Buchanan GL, Chieffo A, Meliga E, Mehran R, Park S-J, Onuma Y, Capranzano P, Valgimigli M, Narbute I & Makkar RR (2014) 'Comparison of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (With Drug-Eluting Stents) Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Women With Severe Narrowing of the Left Main Coronary Artery (from the Women–Drug-Eluting stent for LefT main coronary Artery disease Registry)' The American Journal of Cardiology 113, (8) 1348-1355 , DOI
Dixit S, Hingorani M & Allgar V (2014) 'An Analysis of Temozolomide-related Adverse Drug Reactions Reported to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Through the Yellow Card Scheme Aiming to Characterise Idiosyncratic Profound Bone marrow Suppression Tantamount to Aplastic Anaemia' Clinical Oncology 26, (2) 120-121 , DOI
Browne OT, Allgar V & Bhandari S (2014) 'Analysis of factors predicting mortality of new patients commencing renal replacement therapy 10 years of follow-up' BMC Nephrology 15, (1) , DOI
Pathmanathan N, Smith N, Allgar V, Rao R, Glazebrook J, Gray-Nicholson L & Gratrix A (2014) 'Five-year single-centre review of ARDS patients receiving high-frequency oscillatory ventilation' Critical Care 18, (Suppl 1) P338-P338 , DOI
Menakaya CU, Boddice T, Malhotra R, Ingoe H, Shah M, Muthukumar N, Allgar V & Mohsen A (2013) 'Outpatients thromboprophylaxis following lower limb immobilisation: an institution’s experience' European Orthopaedics and Traumatology 5, (4) 335-339 , DOI
Ghosh D, Allgar V & Elliott MW (2013) 'Identifying poor compliance with CPAP in obstructive sleep apnoea: A simple prediction equation using data after a two week trial' Respiratory Medicine 107, (6) 936-942 , DOI
Uberoi R, Tapping CR, Chalmers N & Allgar V (2013) 'British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Registry' CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology 36, (6) 1548-1561 , DOI
Hussain J, Adams D, Allgar V & Campbell C (2013) 'Triggers in advanced neurological conditions: prediction and management of the terminal phase' BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 4, (1) 30-37 , DOI
Davies SJ, Francis J, Dilley J, Wilson RJT, Howell SJ & Allgar V (2013) 'Measuring outcomes after major abdominal surgery during hospitalization: reliability and validity of the Postoperative Morbidity Survey' Perioperative Medicine 2, (1) , DOI
Suppiah A, Malde D, Arab T, Hamed M, Allgar V, Smith AM & Morris-Stiff G (2013) 'The Prognostic Value of the Neutrophil–Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) in Acute Pancreatitis: Identification of an Optimal NLR' Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 17, (4) 675-681 , DOI
Smithson WH, Hukins D, Buelow JM, Allgar V & Dickson J (2013) 'Adherence to medicines and self-management of epilepsy: A community-based study' Epilepsy & Behavior 26, (1) 109-113 , DOI
Pilling RD, Moulder E, Allgar V, Messner J, Sun Z & Mohsen A (2012) 'Patellar Resurfacing in Primary Total Knee Replacement' The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume 94, (24) 2270-2278 , DOI
Munaf M, Pellicori P, Allgar V & Wong K (2012) 'A Meta-Analysis of the Therapeutic Effects of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Agonist in Heart Failure' International Journal of Peptides 2012, 1-7 , DOI
Wright B, Pearce H, Allgar V, Miles J, Whitton C, Leon I, Jardine J, McCaffrey N, Smith R & Holbrook I (2012) 'A Comparison of Urinary Mercury between Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Control Children' PLoS ONE 7, (2) e29547-e29547 , DOI
Rushd S, Landau AB, Khan JA, Allgar V & Lindow SW (2012) 'An analysis of the performance of UK medical graduates in the MRCOG Part 1 and Part 2 written examinations' Postgraduate Medical Journal 88, (1039) 249-254 , DOI
ELSTON JWT, SANTANIELLO-NEWTON A, MEIGH JA, HARMER D, ALLGAR V, ALLISON T, RICHARDSON G, MEIGH R, PALMER SR & BARLOW G (2011) 'Increasing incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia despite improved vaccination uptake: surveillance in Hull and East Yorkshire, UK, 2002–2009' Epidemiology and Infection 140, (7) 1252-1266 , DOI
Carradice D, Mazari FAK, Samuel N, Allgar V, Hatfield J & Chetter IC (2011) 'Modelling the effect of venous disease on quality of life' British Journal of Surgery 98, (8) 1089-1098 , DOI
Khan S, Grimbacher B, Boecking C, Chee R, Allgar V, Holding S, Wong G, Huissoon A, Herriot R & Dore P (2011) 'Serum Trough IgG level and Annual Intravenous Immunoglobulin Dose Are Not Related to Body Size in Patients on Regular Replacement Therapy' Drug Metabolism Letters 5, (2) 132-136 , DOI
Carradice D, Mazari FAK, Mekako A, Hatfield J, Allgar V & Chetter IC (2010) 'Energy Delivery During 810 nm Endovenous Laser Ablation of Varicose Veins and Post-procedural Morbidity' European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 40, (3) 393-398 , DOI
Wright B, Sims D, Smart S, Alwazeer A, Alderson-Day B, Allgar V, Whitton C, Tomlinson H, Bennett S & Jardine J (2010) 'Melatonin Versus Placebo in Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions and Severe Sleep Problems Not Amenable to Behaviour Management Strategies: A Randomised Controlled Crossover Trial' Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 41, (2) 175-184 , DOI
McCormack T, Harvey P, Gaunt R, Allgar V, Chipperfield R & Robinson P (2010) 'Incremental cholesterol reduction with ezetimibe/simvastatin, atorvastatin and rosuvastatin in UK General Practice (IN-PRACTICE): randomised controlled trial of achievement of Joint British Societies (JBS-2) cholesterol targets' International Journal of Clinical Practice 64, (8) 1052-1061 , DOI
Templeton P, Burton D, Cullen E, Lewis H, Allgar V & Wilson R (2010) 'Oral Midazolam for Removal of Kirschner Wires in the Children's Orthopaedic Outpatient Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial' Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 30, (2) 130-134 , DOI
Omonbude D, El Masry MA, O’Connor PJ, Grainger AJ, Allgar VL & Calder SJ (2010) 'Measurement of joint effusion and haematoma formation by ultrasound in assessing the effectiveness of drains after total knee replacement' The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British volume 92-B, (1) 51-55 , DOI
Smith RA, Farnworth H, Wright B & Allgar V (2009) 'Are there more bowel symptoms in children with autism compared to normal children and children with other developmental and neurological disorders?' Autism 13, (4) 343-355 , DOI
ANAND S, SHERIDAN E, CASSIDY F, INGLEHEARN C, WILLIAMS G, SPRINGELL K, ALLGAR V, KELLY T-L & McKIBBIN MARTIN (2009) 'MACULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ARG172TRP SUBSTITUTION IN PERIPHERIN/RDS' Retina 29, (5) 682-688 , DOI
Shields L, Allgar V, Arabiat DH, El-Habbal M, Elliott B, Greenman J, Hall J, Imrie C, Kalia S & Wadhawan J (2009) 'pH testing for detecting the position of nasogastric tubes in adults and children' , DOI
Pascoe SW, Neal RD, Heywood PL, Allgar VL, Miles JN & Stefoski-Mikeljevic J (2008) 'Identifying patients with a cancer diagnosis using general practice medical records and Cancer Registry data' Family Practice 25, (4) 215-220 , DOI
Allgar V, Mir G, Evans J, Marshall J, Cottrell D, Heywood P & Emerson E (2008) 'Estimated prevalence of people with learning disabilities: template for general practice' British Journal of General Practice 58, (551) 423-428 , DOI
Dobson C, Cookson J, Allgar V & McKendree J (2008) 'Leadership Training in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum' Education for Primary Care 19, (5) 526-529 , DOI
South A, Iveson E, Allgar V & Harbison J (2007) 'The under use of thromboprophylaxis in older medical in-patients: a regional audit' QJM 100, (11) 685-689 , DOI
Ward E, Smith M, Henderson M, Reid U, Lewis I, Kinsey S, Allgar V, Bowers D & Picton SV (2007) 'The effect of high-dose enteral glutamine on the incidence and severity of mucositis in paediatric oncology patients' European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 63, (1) 134-140 , DOI
Neal R, Allgar VI, Heywood PL & Leese B (2007) 'Author's response' The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners 57, (538) 410-411
Neal RD, Allgar VL, Ali N, Leese B, Heywood P, Proctor G & Evans J (2007) 'Stage, survival and delays in lung, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer: comparison between diagnostic routes' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 57, (536) 212-219 Author Site
Wright NMJ, Sheard L, Tompkins CNE, Adams CE, Allgar VL & Oldham NS (2007) 'Buprenorphine versus dihydrocodeine for opiate detoxification in primary care: a randomised controlled trial' BMC Family Practice 8, (1) , DOI
Neal RD, Ali N, Atkin K, Allgar VL, Ali S & Coleman T (2006) 'Communication between South Asian patients and GPs: comparative study using the Roter Interactional Analysis System' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 56, (532) 869-875 Author Site
LEESE B, ALLGAR V, HEYWOOD P, WALKER REG, DARR A, DIN I & WEST RM (2006) 'A new role for nurses as Primary Care Cancer Lead Clinicians in Primary Care Trusts in England' Journal of Nursing Management 14, (6) 462-471 , DOI
Allgar VL, Neal RD, Ali N, Leese B, Heywood P, Proctor G & Evans J (2006) 'Urgent GP referrals for suspected lung, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 56, (526) 355-362 Author Site
Leese B, Heywood P, Allgar V, Walker R, Darr A & Din I (2006) 'Developing cancer services strategy in primary care in England' Journal of Health Organization and Management 20, (2) 140-149 , DOI
ALLGAR VL & NEAL RD (2005) 'General practictioners' management of cancer in England: secondary analysis of data from the National Survey of NHS Patients - Cancer' European Journal of Cancer Care 14, (5) 409-416 , DOI
Neal RD, Hussain-Gambles M, Allgar VL, Lawlor DA & Dempsey O (2005) 'Reasons for and consequences of missed appointments in general practice in the UK: questionnaire survey and prospective review of medical records' BMC Family Practice 6, (1) , DOI
Neal RD & Allgar VL (2005) 'Sociodemographic factors and delays in the diagnosis of six cancers: analysis of data from the ‘National Survey of NHS Patients: Cancer’' British Journal of Cancer 92, (11) 1971-1975 , DOI
Allgar VL & Neal RD (2005) 'Delays in the diagnosis of six cancers: analysis of data from the National Survey of NHS Patients: Cancer' British Journal of Cancer 92, (11) 1959-1970 , DOI
Pascoe SW (2004) 'Psychosocial care for cancer patients in primary care? Recognition of opportunities for cancer care' Family Practice 21, (4) 437-442 , DOI
Pearson P, Procter S, Wilcockson J & Allgar V (2004) 'The process of hospital discharge for medical patients: a model' Journal of Advanced Nursing 46, (5) 496-505 , DOI
Turkington PM (2004) 'Effect of upper airway obstruction in acute stroke on functional outcome at 6 months' Thorax 59, (5) 367-371 , DOI
Wright NMJ, Roberts AJ, Allgar VL, Tompkins CNE, Greenwood DC & Laurence G (2004) 'Impact of the CSM advice on thioridazine on general practitioner prescribing behaviour in Leeds: time series analysis' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 54, (502) 370-373 Author Site
Pascoe SW, Neal RD & Allgar VL (2004) 'Open-access versus bookable appointment systems: survey of patients attending appointments with general practitioners' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 54, (502) 367-369 Author Site
Dixon CA (2004) 'Abusive behaviour experienced by primary care receptionists: a cross-sectional survey' Family Practice 21, (2) 137-139 , DOI
Neal RD (2004) 'Alternative forms of consulting: survey of patients and GPs about their consultations' Family Practice 21, (2) 140-142 , DOI
Neal RD (2004) 'Consent rates for video-recording general practice consultations: effect of ethnicity and other factors' Family Practice 21, (2) 219-220 , DOI
Tompkins CNE, Wright NMJ, Sheard L & Allgar VL (2003) 'Associations between migrancy, health and homelessness: a cross-sectional study' Health & Social Care in the Community 11, (5) 446-452 , DOI
Allgar VL, Neal RD & Pascoe SW (2003) 'Cancer patients consultation patterns in primary care and levels of psychological morbidity: Findings from the Health Survey for England' Psycho-Oncology 12, (7) 736-740 , DOI
Ward E, Picton S, Reid U, Thomas D, Gardener C, Smith M, Henderson M, Holden V, Kinsey S & Lewis I (2003) 'Oral glutamine in paediatric oncology patients: a dose finding study' European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 57, (1) 31-36 , DOI
Willetts IE, Kite P, Barclay GR, Banks RE, Rumley A, Allgar V & Stringer MD (2002) 'Endotoxin, cytokines and lipid peroxides in children with intussusception' British Journal of Surgery 88, (6) 878-883 , DOI
Allgar V, Procter S, Pearson P, Lock C, Taylor G, Wilcockson J, Foster D & Spendiff A (2002) 'Readmissions - can they be predicted on admission?' Health Informatics Journal 8, (3) 138-146 , DOI
Allgar VL (2002) 'Grading referrals to specialist breast units' BMJ 325, (7360) 392-392 , DOI
Allgar VL, Neal RD & Pascoe SW (2002) 'Grading referrals to specialist breast units - Guidance on referral needs to be evidence based' BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 325, (7360) 392-392 Author Site , DOI
Sharma V, Allgar V & Rajkhowa M (2002) 'Factors influencing the cumulative conception rate and discontinuation of in vitro fertilization treatment for infertility' Fertility and Sterility 78, (1) 40-46 , DOI
Watters J, Riley M, Pedley I, Whitehead A, Overend M, Goss I & Allgar V (2001) 'The Development of a Protocol for the Use of 5–HT3 Antagonists in Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting' Clinical Oncology 13, (6) 422-426 , DOI
Neal RD, Lawlor DA, Allgar V, Colledge M, Ali S, Hassey A, Portz C & Wilson A (2001) 'Missed appointments in general practice: retrospective data analysis from four practices' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 51, (471) 830-832 Author Site
Turkington PM (2001) 'Relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea, driving simulator performance, and risk of road traffic accidents' Thorax 56, (10) 800-805 , DOI
Popescu G (2001) 'Continuous positive airway pressure for sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome: usefulness of a 2 week trial to identify factors associated with long term use' Thorax 56, (9) 727-733 , DOI
Allgar V, Leese B, Heywood P & Walker R (2001) 'First wave PMS pilots: a critical analysis of documentation' Journal of Management in Medicine 15, (4) 299-312 , DOI
Dada T (2001) 'Utero-ovarian blood flow characteristics of pituitary desensitization' Human Reproduction 16, (8) 1663-1670 , DOI
Procter S, Wilcockson J, Pearson P & Allgar V (2001) 'Going home from hospital: the carer/patient dyad' Journal of Advanced Nursing 35, (2) 206-217 , DOI
Ubhi T (2000) 'Randomised double blind placebo controlled trial of the effect of botulinum toxin on walking in cerebral palsy' Archives of Disease in Childhood 83, (6) 481-487 , DOI
Adams J, Carder PJ, Downey S, Forbes MA, MacLennan K, Allgar V, Kaufman S, Hallam S, Bicknell R & Walker JJ (2000) 'Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in breast cancer: Comparison of plasma, serum, and tissue VEGF and microvessel density and effects of tamoxifen' CANCER RESEARCH 60, (11) 2898-2905 Author Site
Allgar V, Zbar AP & Aslam M (2000) 'Faecal incontinence after internal sphincterotomy for anal fissure' Techniques in Coloproctology 4, (1) 25-28 , DOI
Popescu G, Latham M, Allgar V & Elliott MW (1999) 'CPAP-treatment for SAHS: Predictors of acceptance and long term use' THORAX 54, A11-A11 Author Site
Miall LS, Henderson MJ, Turner AJ, Brownlee KG, Brocklebank JT, Newell SJ & Allgar VL (1999) 'Plasma Creatinine Rises Dramatically in the First 48 Hours of Life in Preterm Infants' PEDIATRICS 104, (6) e76-e76 , DOI
Salha O, Sharma V, Dada T, Nugent D, Rutherford AJ, Tomlinson AJ, Philips S, Allgar V & Walker JJ (1999) 'The influence of donated gametes on the incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy' Human Reproduction 14, (9) 2268-2273 , DOI
Lock C, Allgar V, Jones K, Marples G, Chandler C & Dawson P (1999) 'Prevalence of back, neck and shoulder problems in the inner city: implications for the provision of physiotherapy services in primary healthcare' Physiotherapy Research International 4, (3) 161-169 , DOI
Aldersley MA, Allgar V, Howdle PD & Markham AF (1998) 'Haemochromatosis and type 2 diabetes' The Lancet 352, (9133) 1067-1068 , DOI